Our family attends church together every Sunday. Sacrament Meeting (our opening worship service) is always a bit of a struggle for the kids, especially for Little Brother. It begins right about the time that he usually takes a nap, and it's hard to sit still. We bring a small bag with toys, books, and crayons to help keep them entertained and rotate the toys every couple weeks to keep them interesting...some weeks they help and some weeks they seem to be more of a distraction.
Lately the favorite activity was coloring. As the kids were coloring in the fireman coloring book we brought, I though it was a shame I didn't have something more church focused for them to color and think about. So I went home went on a search for some religious focused coloring pages.
I started on Sugardoodle and found Joseph Smith's First Prayer, color by number from Sugardoodle. Most of the clipart on Sugardoodle was colored though, so I kept searching their site and found a link to this site that has all (or most) of the coloring pages from the Friend Magazine Cataloged.
So after about half an hour on the computer, I had a 6 page packet of black and white coloring pages for the kids. (Next time it will probably only take 15 minutes since I know right where to go for the pictures.) For this one I focussed on LDS Church History since that's what the last few Primary lessons have been about for Firecracker. I haven't posted the PDF online, but if you want to leave a comment with your email address, I'd be happy to email you the Word file.
This kept Firecracker occupied for quite a while. Little Brother wasn't really into coloring this week...and we still had to take him out a couple times, but overall I'd say it was a success, and we'll be using these again next week. Then it will be time to make some fresh ones.